Canadian cars of the year 2018 according to the AJAC

Avto 25 January, 2018
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    Frédéric Mercier

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018 12:03

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    The automobile journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has already tested the vast majority of models 2018 on sale in the country.

    The organization that brings together journalists specialized in automotive from one end to the other of the country has announced its blows of heart in its 14 categories. Here is what vehicles have attracted their attention this year.

    Best city car: Volkswagen e-Golf


    This alternative fully-electric Volkswagen Golf is capable of a range of 201 kilometers, and is available from 36 355$.

    Best small car: Mazda3


    In constant war with the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla of this world, the Mazda3 has managed to charm the automotive journalists of the country. Its base price of 15 900$ and its a pleasure to drive undeniable, is likely to be something.

    Best large car: Honda Accord


    Renewed from A to Z for 2018, the Honda Accord continues to earn top honors. She was recently named north american car of the year, at the opening of the auto Show in Detroit.


    Best small luxury car: Jaguar XE


    Jaguar continues its comeback with the release of the XE, a compact sedan that is able directly to models like the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3 Series.

    Best large luxury car: Volvo S90/V90


    Like Jaguar, Volvo also seems to be back in force since the chinese group Geely has made the acquisition. The sedan S90 and its variant hatchback, V90, are two excellent examples.

    The best sports car/performance: Volkswagen Golf R


    With a truck full and a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, the Volkswagen Golf R goes from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds. Decidedly, it is not a Golf ordinary!

    The best sports car/luxury performance: Jaguar F-Type


    The Jaguar F-Type is on the market for a few years already, but it does not seem on the point of tiring of its beautiful design. Its variant with four-wheel drive probably helped to attract journalists from AJAC.

    Best convertible: Mercedes-Benz SL


    At a base price of $ 105 900$, the Mercedes-Benz SL is definitely not for mr and mrs everybody. That’s not a problem, the AJAC ensures that it is the best convertible on the market in Canada.

    Best small utility vehicle: Mazda CX-5


    Utility vehicles and compact are popular among Canadians. And even if this are the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 dominate this category in terms of sales, the AJAC rather invites the consumer to turn to the Mazda CX-5.

    Best large utility vehicle: Mazda CX-9


    Mazda also won the palme in the category of commercial vehicles larger template with its CX-9. Certainly, the AJAC has well-liked products Mazda, this year.

    Best small utility vehicle luxury: Land Rover Range Rover Velar


    In the lap of luxury, the new version Velar of the Land Rover Range Rover has appealed to the members from the AJAC. Sold from 62 000$, it offers equipment based on the technology. Remains to be seen whether the reliability will be waiting for you.

    Best large utility vehicle luxury: Acura MDX


    The largest SUV from Acura, the MDX, has won the hearts of automotive journalists and canadians in the segment of luxury utility. It is the unique presence of the luxury brand of Honda in the standings of this year.

    Best minivan: Chrysler Pacifica


    Built in Canada, the Pacifica became the first minivan to offer an alternative plug-in hybrid. Perhaps this is an argument that has tipped in its favour? In terms of sales, however, this is the Dodge Grand Caravan continues to dominate the market year after year.

    Best pickup truck: Ram 1500


    Despite the continued dominance of the Ford F-Series on the sales charts, the AJAC has rather turned towards the Ram 1500 for the title of truck of the year.


    AJAC named canadian car and canadian utility vehicle of the year, all categories combined, on the 15th of February next, at the opening of the auto Show in Toronto.